COMMUTING PUBLIC WELCOME GVT’S AFFORDABLE TRANSPORT INITIATIVE

Written by on January 22, 2019

Commuting public says  government’s move issue out  buses to allow  affordable transport  is a welcome alternative  as unruly transport operators had begun to take advantage of the prevailing situation to exploit commuters.

 This follows announcement by government on its commitment  in introducing Zupco buses to ferry passengers at  affordable prices.

Some commuters who spoke to  Ya FM News reporter Prince Purazeni said the initiative is a welcome development for  both commuting employees   and school children and urged government to decentralize the noble idea to every town in the country.

 

The Zimbabwe Union of Drivers and Conductors, ZUDAC says public transport operators should not unfairly hike prices taking advantage of fuel shortages.

ZUDAC president Frederick Maguramhinga said that fares must be consistent and not changed unnecessarily.

Currently public transport operators are charging  local routs ranging from $2 in other towns and   $5 dollars in cities like Harare and Bulawayo for distances less than 5 km despite government gazetting $3 for  a distance of around  10 km.


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